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43rd Troop Carrier Squadron

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  • 315th Troop Carrier Group

    315th Troop Carrier Group

    Group
    The chief purpose of the 315th Troop Carrier Group when assigned to the Eighth Air Force was to transport troops around the UK in the early part of 1943. Before long though, the Group was used by the Twelfth Air Force and flew from Bilda, Algeria, from...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Spanhoe

Connections

People

  • William Brinson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 315th Troop Carrier Group
    Unit was with the 8th AF from November/December 1942 until October 1943 when group was transferred to 9th AF. Five of the above months the majority of the Air Echelon was on detached service to the Mediteranean Theater of Operations. While the 315th...

  • Robert Drew

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 315th Troop Carrier Group
    RTD. 17 Sept 1943 training mission in C47#4223479 crashed in joint excercise with the RAF Cambridge American Cemetery D-

  • David Francis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 315th Troop Carrier Group
    C-47 crashed just after dusk in bad weather near Halton RAF station, Buckinghamshire, on a return flight from Brussels. Also killed were: 2nd Lt. Charles V. Smith (Pilot); 2nd Lt. Robert W. Masling (Copilot); and TSergeant Winfield Scott (Flight...

  • Ralph Fuller

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 20th Fighter Group

  • Joseph Gubana

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 20th Fighter Group
    AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, DFC 1 Ju88, Me109, 2 unidentified

  • Oren Kelley

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 315th Troop Carrier Group
    Killed 17 Sept 1943 training mission in C47 42-23479 crashed in joint excercise with the RAF

  • Robert Masling

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 315th Troop Carrier Group
    C-47 crashed just after dusk in bad weather near Halton RAF station, Buckinghamshire, on a return flight from Brussels. Also killed were: 2nd Lt. Charles V. Smith (Pilot); SSergeant David Francis; and TSergeant Winfield Scott (Flight Engineer).

  • William Patterson

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer | 315th Troop Carrier Group
    Killed on. 17 Sept 1943 training mission in C47#4223479 crashed in joint excercise with the RAF

  • Peter Pfeiffer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 315th Troop Carrier Group
    RTD. 17 Sept 1943 training mission in C47#4223479 crashed in joint excercise with the RAF

  • Winfield Scott

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 315th Troop Carrier Group
    Arrived in England October 1942 with unit. Participated in North African and Sicilian campaigns. Returned to England in early 1944 after troop carriers were transferred to Ninth AF to participate in D-Day air drops of troops in Normandy and later...

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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